CARE OF THE FIVE LINED SKINK
Common Name: Five Lined Skink
Scientific Name: Eumeces fasciatus
Size: 6" - 8"
This terrestrial skink species occupies the mixed forests
the Eastern U.S.A. In captivity Adults require a
24" x 18" x 12" vivarium.
Very active and difficult to hold.
Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day.
a basking area with access to a cooler area.
Supply several basking areas of logs, rocks.
hiding places (cork bark) for cover.
Substrate: Orchid bark is very good.
Daytime temperature should be:
basking area 85 degrees F.
cool area 80 degrees F.
Night temperatures should range between 70-75 degrees F.
a reptile heat mat for 24-hour ground heat inside
This Skink requires low to medium levels of humidity.
Use a medium size water bowl for drinking.
every 4-5 days.
diet consists of crickets, small locusts, mealworm and waxworm.
Offer a variety for proper nutrition. Also use a good vitamin